Melisa and I had a day and a half to ourselves before leaving Buenos Aires for our Antarctic expedition. We did some research on Sunday afternoon to decide what to do, wanting to make the most of our time. We debated taking a ferry to Uruguay to earn another passport stamp or being early risers the next morning to take a hot air balloon ride over the city. However, in the end, we decided that we would enjoy ourselves most if we weren’t rushing around and were taking in more of what Buenos Aires has to offer (from the ground).
Prior to the trip, I had read some posts about Fuerza Bruta, an immersive show, which we decided to go see Sunday night. The show was in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, not far from the cemetery we had visited earlier that day. After talking to the concierge about it, Melisa and I strolled over an hour or so before that night’s show, hoping to get day-of tickets. The concierge had warned us that it could be sold out, but luckily, we were able to see the show that day.
So what exactly is Fuerza Bruta? It’s a 65 minutes show that stimulates the senses – sight, sound and touch. The audience is on its feet for the full time, partially because the show is that engaging, but also because the room doesn’t have seats. The focal point of the action changes locations throughout the show and the audience is ushered by the staff to make way for new stages and sets. The show, which includes music, dance and story-telling, draws viewers in with an interactive experience, using strobe lights, moving projections, loud noises, water, mist and fog. The show ended with a dance party in rain coming from the ceiling! Don’t worry though – Water interaction is optional!
Fuerza Bruta far surpassed my expectations and was one of my favorite things we did in Buenos Aires. I left with a huge smile on my face! I could describe each changing scene in depth, but think not knowing what’s to come is part of the excitement for those who haven’t seen the show before. While originating in Buenos Aires, the show tours internationally. I would highly recommend it if you are ever in a city where you can experience it – Fuerza Bruta is a ‘must-see’ show!